Elaine Tarantin O'Brien, MAPP

Spring Lake Heights,, NJ 07762

Elaine is a doctoral teaching fellow at Temple University, and one of the first 100 globally to receive a Univ. of Pennsylvania MAPP: Masters of Applied Positive Psychology degree in 2008. An author and international presenter, Elaine designs & leads multi-genre, multi-level, (often intergeneration) group dance fitness programs. Elaine offers her signature Positive Energy Psychology: PEP Breaks for special occasions and meetings. An educator and consultant, Elaine encourages people to move well, often and to care for themselves and others. Elaine blends art and science, lifestyle medicine, movement and positive psychology, with a lens on performance, harnessing strengths, creating vitality, compassion and positive well-being in the world. Elaine embraces an appreciative leadership style, joy, and a passion for helping people via interventions with sustainability in heart, body and mind. Elaine won a 2012 IDEA Inspiration Award for her tenure as an IDEA member. To learn more, reach Elaine at Elaine.OBrien@Temple.edu.

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Applied Positive Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree, Urban/Outdoor Recreation, Kean University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Psychology, Kean University
  • Fellow, Kinesiology:Psych. of Human Movement, Temple university

Certifications / Trainings

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Lockton

Elaine's Locations

Spring Lake Heights Community Center

Ocean Road
Spring Lake Heights,, NJ 07762

Temple University

1600 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Neptune City Community Center

Third Avenue
Neptune City, NJ 07753

Positive Exercise Practices (PEP) and Radiant Health

Within 25.00 miles of 07753 (Training Radius)

Positive Exercise Practices: Health, Fitness & Positive Psychology Guide

Within 75.00 miles of 07753 (Training Radius)

Temple University, Pearson Hall, Dance Room 101

1600 Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Additional Information


$100.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Cashier's Check , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • PhD Fellowship as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, Temple University
  • T/A University of Pennsylvania, "Intro to Positive Psychology," 2010
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Kean University
  • Acknowledged by Dr. Martin Seligman in his book, "Flourish for contributions in Positive Health & the UPenn MAPP program
  • Author, Positive Psychology News Daily
  • Awarded top program in NJ for Senior Adults in helping reduce the risk of alcoholism and drug abuse by the Governor's Council
  • Health and Fitness Presenter/Consultant: Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT)
  • 2012 Inner IDEA Presenter, Palm Springs, CA
  • 2012 University of Pennsylvania "Introduction to Positive Psychology" Recitation Leader
  • 2008-present University of Pennsylvania MAPP Positive Health Presenter

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